Rediet Haileselassie, MD

Resident Physician

Dr. Haileselassie joined the Department of Family Medicine in 2019. She is a resident physician in training at the Family Medicine Clinic – Island East. Dr. Haileselassie earned a Bachelor of Science in Biology from the University of Texas at Arlington in Arlington, Texas, a Bachelor of Nursing from the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston in Galveston, Texas, and a Doctorate of Medicine from Ross University School of Medicine in Bridgetown, Barbados.

Dr. Haileselassie is certified in Basic Cardiac Life Support (BCLS), Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS), Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS), and is a Registered Nurse (RN) licensed by the Texas Board of Nursing.

Dr. Haileselassie's academic and clinical interests include preventive medicine and integrative medicine.


I was born and raised in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. As a kid, I enjoyed playing soccer with my three siblings, drawing, singing and acting. I also enjoyed cooking and then dining with family gathered around a table chatting about nothing and everything, a memory I cherish to this day. In my late teenage years, I moved to my new home town, Dallas Texas. I didn’t waste any time before I joined high school in Waco and then earn my Bachelor’s in Biology from The University of Texas in Arlington followed by Bachelor’s in nursing from the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston. Yes, I have been all over Texas.

My love for medicine continued to grow from the day I joined nursing school. After few years of work experience as a registered nurse, I decided to go back to school and become a physician. I joined Ross University School of Medicine and completed four years of intense training in medicine.  I am fortunate and grateful to return to UTMB Galveston, the birthplace of my calling in life, for residency training in Family Medicine. I am truly honored to be part of UTMB and serve the community of Galveston to the best of my capabilities.  I look forward to a long lasting and satisfying patient-doctor relationships in the coming years. 
Rediet Haileselassie, MD

Practice Location(s):

Primary Care Pavilion
400 Harborside Dr.
Suite 104

Appointment Line:
(409) 772-2166

Fax Number:


Clinic Hours:
8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

After Hours
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